Educating the Creative Mind: Developing Capacities for Our Future

An Education Project at Kean University 
Project Director: Lily Chen-Hafteck
The 2013 Educating the Creative Mind Conference will be held
at the beautiful new conference center at Kean University:
STEM, New Jersey Center for Science and Mathematics
1050 Morris Ave., Union, NJ 07083
May 30-31, 2013: 9 am - 6 pm
Conference Participants! Please arrive at 8-9 am for check-in & breakfast.
For those who drive, please enter through Liberty Hall Campus entrance (follow the yellow arrows) and park at STEM Parking Lot (highlighted in yellow below)/ Vaughn-Eames Parking Lot Parking Lot (for overflow parking).
Please park in White-Lined Spaces only - to avoid a $50 parking ticket.
Click here for Conference Information & Schedule



We are living in a time of socio-economic and technological change that calls for new ways to approach learning and thinking. Rote learning of factual material (easily accessed on the Internet) no longer serves our children. Thriving in uncertain times—which require individuals to be adaptive and flexible—requires creative thinking. An arts-based education is the key to preparing the younger generation to meet the growing demands for creativity and innovation. Moreover, a curriculum that integrates the arts can also motivate learning in all disciplines and enhance standards-based education.

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Dr. Howard Gardner at 2010 Educating the Creative Mind Conference


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